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How to Steal Time? (12 Time Management Tips)

Time is a limited resource that many people pray to have more. However, people will not get more time unless they steal it. This article offers 12 time management tips to do so. Get extra time, plan well and achieve more and for your best.

Have you ever prayed to God, asking for 48 hours per day? No matter how many times you pray, how sincere you are, the amount of time that has given is still 24 hours per day. There is so little time and yet some many things waiting to be done, what can we do? In this circumstance, it is important for people to learn how to steal time to achieve the most and the best to one’s self.

1. Figure out how much time a person can use

Though people have 24 hours a day, it does not mean that you can use all 24 hours actively. Everyone is subjected to a passive use that is sleep. Many people go to work and for weekdays, say nine to six, nine hours you have to use positively at work. There are the three meals, morning wash, bathing, travelling time, all these are compulsory uses. If a person has his own family, wife and children, he needs time to communicate with them. There is not much time left for other uses.

It is easier to plan what to do, evaluate each activity and have appropriate re-allocation by figuring out how much time can be used. For example, if you take an hour to bath, trim to 15 minutes. If you take three hours for one way travel to work, shift to a faster transport means or move nearer to the office. Steal time for other uses.

2. Categorize the list

List all the things you need to do and categorize them into two domains: Must do and Want to do. Must do list includes the compulsory activities such as sleep, meals and go to work. It also includes activities that are specific (your own wedding ceremony), one-time only (a relative’s funeral), with high restrictions (catch up with a flight). Give these activities the top priority.

Want to do List includes activities that can be delayed, such as watch a movie, shopping. Sometimes the delay is a few hours, a couple of days or even several months. If people miss a movie at cinema, they will buy or rent DVD to enjoy it later. With both lists precisely at hand, a person will know how much flexibility he can enjoy. He can group activities better to save time. For example, instead of going out simply for a book, he can buy it in the airport bookshop before he boarded the plane.

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  1. Jimmy Shilaho

    On July 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Great time saving tips. Thank you.

  2. Tulan

    On July 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    thanks for the time saving tips.

  3. drelayaraja

    On July 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    This is a wonderful article. Nice tips

  4. Eunice Tan

    On July 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    12 great tips. Time is a valuable source that we should manage well.

  5. Anuradha Ramkumar

    On July 29, 2010 at 2:44 am

    these are some really useful tips, if put in practice. I’ll have to learn to manage time.

  6. Aileen Tecson

    On July 29, 2010 at 4:37 am

    great tips to use time wisely!

  7. Atanacio

    On July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    a very good share

  8. gaby7

    On July 30, 2010 at 6:34 am

    A good idea that every body should pay great attention to. We live in a world so full of hassles that we hardly get our tasks done in 24 hours.

  9. webseowriters

    On July 30, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Very well written

  10. giftarist

    On July 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Sound advice, friend. Great post!

  11. yes me

    On August 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    One should spend time like there most precious commodity
    good tips here cheers

  12. Geny

    On January 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  13. Eunice Tan

    On June 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    time indded is a very precious asset. And it never backs

  14. PartizAnka

    On July 29, 2011 at 2:53 am

    awesome aticle and tips tat I should remember! I always have a lack of time…

  15. neopisiva

    On August 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Very cool tips, I like your ideas. Making lists of top priorities sure helps out a lot.

  16. juliachild

    On September 14, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Very interesting

  17. juliachild

    On September 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    great news

  18. Safa

    On June 9, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Can anybody actually answer the question “what is time?” Linda your article presents very useful tips on time management..

  19. realityspeaks

    On October 11, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Excellent post. Yes, organizing and scheduling time makes a huge difference in time saved.

  20. elee

    On October 21, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Thanks for making such a killer article . I arrive on here all the time and am floored with the fresh information here! You are great!

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